Ira is a Brand Strategist and Visual Designer with ten years’ experience at Adam & Company, Roycroft Design, SapientNitro, Alphabet Arm Design, Hamilton Hughes Design and a few others. He has produced work for clients including Arbella Insurance, PF Flyers, Viximo, BzzAgent, Pepsi Co and others. Ira creates and extends identity across web and print media, as well as email, direct marketing and packaging.
Born in the north-country of the wild and un-tamed state of Vermont, Ira developed a love for Punk Rock music in his teenage years. It was during this formative time in his youth that he developed the D.I.Y. ethic that has been a guiding aspect of his approach to life every since. Deciding to strike out into unknown and lawless lands of Central New York, he attended Syracuse University and majored in Illustration, with a concentration in Printmaking. His path was marked by intense intellectual study and a heavy course-load in visual communication, art history, writing, and philosophy.
Following his undergraduate education, he returned to Vermont and worked in the design department at Select Design, where he learned the intricacies of brand creation and development. After a short stint in Providence, R.I., he landed a position at Hamilton Hughes Design in Boston. Their varied client base allowed him to work with players in both the technology industry as well as small local performing artists. In 2007, he accepted an opportunity from Alphabet Arm Design. As a designer there, he developed scores of brands for small-to-medium sized businesses, as well as working with large corporations and internationally known musicians. In early 2010, he was given the opportunity to join Roycroft Design, where he designed for the world’s largest financial companies as well as select small businesses.
With 2012 comes the dawning of a new chapter in his professional career. No longer shackled by the confines of a steady paycheck and a cushy office chair, has struck of on his own. Now he plys the waters of freelance Design, a brain for hire.
If you think you might be in need of his services, why not drop a line?